Tuesday 29 December 2009

Monday 21 December 2009

Christmas Holiday

Ji Ji Kiki will be on Christmas break from Tuesday 22nd December until Monday 4th January 2010.
Any orders placed after 12 noon on the 21st December will be posted when we return after the break.

A massive thank you to all our customers over the past year- we have lots of exciting new plans for Ji Ji Kiki for 2010. Sign up to our Newsletter, Facebook and Twitter to be the first to know about all of the new happenings.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sunday 20 December 2009

Christmas posting

Tomorrow, Monday 21st December, is our last posting date for Christmas. Orders must be received by 12 noon. Please note that this is the last recommended date by Royal Mail to send items.

They should arrive in time for Christmas, but if you need your item guaranteed to arrive, please select the Special Delivery option at the checkout.
This costs £3.50 and means your item will be with you Tuesday 22nd December.

Sunday 22 November 2009

20% Christmas Shopping Discount

Get your Christmas shopping done at Ji Ji Kiki and get a 20% discount (valid until midnight Monday 23rd November GMT) and a free gift when you spend over £50. Who says we don't love you?

Happy shopping x

Tuesday 17 November 2009

Deliciously temping treats

We are very excited to reveal our new handmade chocolate necklace collection. The perfect gift for any chocolate lover this Christmas this little lovelies have been carefully handcrafted, baked and varnished to give a lovely chocolately finish.

Prices start from £8.00

Friday 6 November 2009

Royal Mail strikes called off

The Royal Mail have called off the strikes in the run-up until Christmas, so delivery times will be back to normal in the next few days.

Wednesday 21 October 2009

Royal Mail strike update

Negotiations between Royal Mail and the CWU have proved to be non conclusive with the two day strikes going ahead on 22nd and 23rd October.
There is also talk of two further strikes next week, which are, as yet, unconfirmed.

Fear not, we will still be posting while the strikes are on. As always, our standard postage is free (worldwide is free for orders over £30).
We have decided to not use a courier due to the cost and delay in delivery (up to 5 days), but
during the strikes we will be reducing the cost of Special Delivery to £3.50, offering you a £2.00 saving on the normal cost.

Royal Mail has advised that they will prioritise the delivery of Special Delivery items on strikes days, though they cannot guarantee the normal next day delivery normally offered for this service.

If you are concerned about the delivery of your order, but do not require it urgently, we also offer Recorded Delivery for just £1. Items sent through this service may be affected by the same time delays are standard mail, but you will be provided with a tracking number so you can see where on your journey you item/s are.

Friday 16 October 2009

Postal Strikes

Unfortunately Royal Mail workers have taken the unwelcome decision to strike next week.

On Thursday 22nd October drivers and mail center staff are due to walk out for 24 hours, then 78,000 delivery workers will strike on Friday 23rd October.

We will continue to post out orders as normal and hopefully the strikes shouldn't have too much of an impact, though orders may be delayed by up to a week.
Royal Mail has advised that items sent by Special Delivery will still continue to be delivered. This service is available for £5.50 and your order is guaranteed to reach you by 1pm the following day.

If you need something urgently, please order as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday 1 September 2009

Happy Birthday to us!

It's a very exciting month this month.

It is Ji Ji Kiki's 1st birthday, so we will be running competitions, giveaways
and offers throughout the month to celebrate.

Please make sure you are signed up to our Facebook and Twitter pages to
ensure you don't miss out on any of the action!

Our first celebration offer is a 25% discount...but it can only be used by 25 people, when it's gone it's gone, so be quick! Just enter the code HAPPYBIRTHDAY at the checkout.

If you aren't one of the lucky few, make sure you join us on Facebook and Twitter to have more chances to win some special prizes!

Don't forget to check out our new sister site, The Oriental Magpie, which features a whole host of beautiful handmade jewellery, homewares and gifts. There are also some Ji Ji Kiki jewellery pieces which are exclusive to the site, including the two necklaces below.

Click on their names to be taken directly to the items.

'Seaside' mixed glass bead necklace

Thursday 20 August 2009

New items.

I've been busy adding a whole raft of new pieces to the website this week, ranging from kitsch necklaces to vintage and retro homewares and quirky cards and bags.

The cards and gift wrap now has it's own section, and we will have new designs coming soon. We've have also added a new feature that lets you know when we have 3 or less of a particular item in stock, so you'll know whether you need to get in there quick before someone else does!

I can exclusively reveal that we have a selection of Studio Ghibli goodies winging their way to us, including Totoro cushions (can't wait for these!), wallets, mousemats and even a Catbus plush!

I have had the wallet below for a couple of years and always get complimented :)

There is more jewellery, cards, bags and homewares to be added to the site over the next few days so please come back soon to see what's new.

If you would like to be kept up to date with happens at Ji Ji Kiki (and be the first to know when the Studio Ghibli pieces are available to buy), sign up to our newsletter.

We also hold a monthly draw to win a £20 voucher to spend on the site, so get signing up :)

Monday 10 August 2009

Sugar Sugar

We have been featured on the Sugar Scape website, who have written a lovely feature about us (click on the image to view full size).

Sunday 9 August 2009

20% Facebook discount

To celebrate reaching 300 fans on Facebook, I have put up an exclusive 20% discount to use at Ji Ji Kiki.

If you aren't already a Ji Ji Kiki fan on Facebook, click here, or on the image below, to join and to receive your discount code. By becoming a fan you will be the first to know about new items, competitions, promotions and discounts.
The discount is valid until the end of today (Sunday 9th August) so be quick!

Ji Ji Kiki on Facebook

Thursday 16 July 2009

Introducing our new sister site: The Oriental Magpie!

Oriental Magpie logo

I am very proud and excited to announce Ji Ji Kiki's new sister website, The Oriental Magpie.

We have rounded up a very talented collection of designers and artists who create beautiful jewellery, stationary, homewares and accessories and are very excited to announce that the website is now up and running, and filled with lots of gorgeous things for you and your home!

Below is just a small sample to whet your appetite...click here to visit the website to see our full range.

If you, or someone you know, create things and would like to sell your pieces through the site, click on the 'Artist or designer' button below the designers category to find out more.

The Oriental Magpie is also on Twitter and Facebook, so you can be the first to know about new designers and products as and when they arrive!

I would appreciate it so much if you were able to spread the word in anyway you can...via Facebook, Twitter, blogs, word of mouth...

If you would like to add a link to The Oriental Magpie on your blog or website, here is a link to help you :)

URL: http://www.theorientalmagpie.com
Text: Handmade jewellery, gifts, homewares and accessories all made with love

Floral push pins

Feather earrings

Red coil braclet

Citrus ring

Love notes


Scottie dog brooch


April showers

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Friday 26 June 2009

Win a Ji Ji Kiki goodie bag + Glasto weekend discount!

The gorgeously cute and retro Mademoiselle Robot blog is holding a competition to win a Ji Ji Kiki 'Save the Planet' tote bag filled with goodies, including one of our popular black rose locket necklaces.

Click here to enter!

It's Glastonbury this weekend, so naturally it hasn't stopped raining here in Somerset!
If you're not off to enjoy the mud, why not treat yourself to something from the website-follow us on Twitter for an exclusive 15% discount, valid until midnight Sunday.

Whatever you're up to, have a brilliant weekend! Emma x

Tuesday 16 June 2009

Win a WOLLIE on Scavenger Bird!

I am running another competition on my personal blog to win the very cute handmade WOLLIE hedgehog brooch below.

Click here to enter!

Monday 8 June 2009

Win a Little Fox necklace at ...Anything Indie

...Anything Indie is running a competition to win one of my Little Fox necklaces. Yay!

Closing date is the 12th June, so go enter (and Tweet and blog if you can :D )

Good luck!!

Tuesday 2 June 2009

Kalandra Jane handmade fascinators

I had some amazing fascinators arrive in the post this morning, all handmade by the lovely and talented Kalandra Jane.

They are the perfect accessory if you are off to Ascot/a wedding/prom/burlesque event or retro festival such as Goodwood Revival.
Forget hats (hat hair, hot head...), this is the head wear to be seen in. Cool, stylish and won't ruin your hair style!

I currently have 9 different designs of the mini cocktail hat. They are all gorgeous and beautifully made from Kally's own designs.

I have also got a black velvet mini top and a some sequin heart shaped nipple tassles in pink or red for any budding burlesque dancers!

I have some designs up on the site to buy now-my sister very kindly modeled them for me, but had an exam to revise for, so the rest will be added tomorrow when she has finished!

Sunday 31 May 2009

Win a Nifty Thrifty brooch

New competition on my other blog, Scavenger Bird to win a handmade brooch from Nifty Thrifty.

Click here to visit the blog and enter! Closing date is Friday, 5th June. Full entry details are on the blog.

Wednesday 27 May 2009

Two new ranges-Reconstructed and Lost and Found

We have been working very hard at Ji Ji Kiki and I am very excited to announce that I am launching not one, but two new ranges!

One is called 'Reconstructed' and the other 'Lost and Found'. Click on the titles to be taken to exclusive links and be the first to see the new pieces!

'Reconstructed' is a range of unique, one off pieces handmade using antique and vintage jewellery, semi precious stones and Swavroski crystals.

I have been busy sourcing jewellery items that are broken, unloved and discarded so I can recreate them into something new and unique.

Every piece is different and there is only ever one of each item, so you can be sure you are getting something really special

'Lost and Found'. is a collection of vintage and retro bits and pieces that I have found on my travels whilst searching for items to use in the Reconstructed jewellery.

I couldn't bear to leave them behind, so have created a special category for these unloved items so that you can give them a new home!

At the moment you will just find necklaces in Lost and Found but it will soon include earrings, bags, kitchen and homeware items.

Unfortunately I dropped my camera halfway through taking the pictures and broken the lens-as soon as I have it mended, I will get everything else photographed and up for sale!

Saturday 2 May 2009

Ji Ji Kiki available at Birdy's Boutique in Lincoln

Some very exciting news is that we are now being stocked by a lovely shop in Lincoln called Birdy's Boutique.

They 'sell independant jewellery, gorgeous clothes and handbags all in a boutique
environment so customers can browse, relax and have fun shopping!'

The perfect place to shop for presents, or just to pick up some treats for yourself :)

Birdy's Boutique are currently in the process of moving and are restocking the shop with loads of lovely goodies, but should be open very soon and will be able to be found at 29-31 Corporation Street, Lincoln, LN2 1HL

Thursday 30 April 2009

Competition to win a piece of jewellery!

As posted below, I have recently started up a blog called Scavenger Bird featuring handmade treasures I have found on my travels around the web.

I've been thinking that while it's nice to read about and look at the things I feature, it would be lovely to run competitions to win some of these beautiful pieces.

So...I have decided to hold (ir)regular competitions. Yay!

I have some gorgeous pieces up for grabs over the next few months, but thought I would start by running a competition to win a piece of jewellery from Ji Ji Kiki.

All of have to do to enter is go to the site and pick the piece of jewellery that you would like to win and then put a comment, stating what the piece is, on the Scavenger Bird blog. Simples! I will also send the lucky winner some extra surprises :)

Please see the blog for other ways to get extra entries.

The competition is open to everyone worldwide and the closing date is Friday 8th May (next week). The winner will be announced on Saturday 9th May, so check back then to see if you've won!

Good luck everybody. x

Tuesday 21 April 2009

Scavenger Bird - A random selection of treasures

I have just started up a personal blog 'Scavenger Bird' where I will feature "A random selection of treasures discovered on my way (mostly) around the internet."

I will be featuring independant shops and designers that have caught my eye whilst roaming the internet, and running competitions to win prizes donated for some of those featured.

You can follow me through BlogLovin' to be kept up to date with what's happening.
I will try to post new findings daily, so keep checking back.

If you have a website/shop that you would like to be featured (or would like me to run a competition to win one of your pieces) please leave a comment below and I will get back to you.

Ji Ji Kiki is now on Twitter! follow us to be kept up to date with the latest news as it happens!

Emma x

Thursday 2 April 2009

Newsletter 3rd April 2009


There's lots of news this week, so I have broken it down into sections:

1. Help raise money for the Joshua Foundation
2. Competition to win Ji Ji Kiki jewellery at Wishwishwish.net
3. March winner of £20 voucher to spend at Ji Ji Kiki
4. Handmade jewellery now available at DaWanda
5. Ji Ji Kiki now available at /Ik'sentrik in Somerset, UK
6. Sneek preview of this weeks new goodies!

  Ji Ji Kiki is very proud to be helping raise money for Sarah, who is fundraising for the very worthwhile Joshua Foundation, which provides holidays and experiences for children diagnosed with terminal cancer and their families.

In 2002, the charity launched a new fundraising project, the  ‘Oz experience’, which allows 16-18 year olds the opportunity to travel to Australia to undertake conservation work for CVA (Conservation Volunteers Australia),in return for raising sponsorship in the UK.Sarah plans to stay in Australia for two and half weeks and needs to raise a minimum of £2600, half of which goes directly to The Joshua Foundation, the other half will pay for her travel expenses and support her conservation work whilst she is out there.

In order to raise these funds, Sarah is holding a ‘Girly Pamper Day’, on 7th April, at which she is holding a raffle and auction-I have donated a number of Ji Ji Kiki items for her to auction off.

To also coincide with this event, from Monday 6th April to Sunday 12th April, I will be donating 10% of  profits from Ji Ji Kiki to help Sarah reach her target.

If you would like to give a donation direct to Sarah to help her reach her target, please visit her Just Giving page at http://www.justgiving.co.uk/tjf, or if you were putting off a Ji Ji Kiki purchase, next week would be a great time to buy as you would be helping Sarah out as well as getting a nice gift for yourself :)

2. The lovely Carrie, author of blog Wishwishwish has written a blog entry about Ji Ji Kiki complete with some gorgeous photographs of some of my handmade vintage jewellery pieces.

She is running a competition for 3 (yes 3!) lucky readers to win some of the items featured.  To be in with a chance, all you have to do is just leave a comment on the entry!  Simples as Alexander the Meerkat would say.

3. As you may have seen we are currently running a monthly draw to win £20 of Ji Ji Kiki vouchers when you sign up to the newsletter.

We have put everyone on the mailing list into our metaphorical hat and the winner is (drum roll please)....

Rachael P. 

Well done, and your £20 voucher is winging it's way through the stratosphere to your inbox!
Don't worry if you didn't win this time as we will be holding another draw at the end of April.

4. I am slowly adding some of my handmade jewellery to my new Dawanda store. More items will be added when I get a spare minute!

5.  Some very exciting news is that you can now buy a selection of my kitsch jewellery at /Ik'sentrik a very cool little shop in Frome, Somerset.
Perfect for those of you who, like me, live in The West Country.

6.  And last but not least, the photographs scattered thoughout this newsletter are some of the new pieces I have made this week.  This is a sneek preview of what I will be adding to the website over the next couple of days, so make sure you check the website this weekend to get your hands on them before someone else does!

And that is it for this newsletter.  I'm sorry that's it's such a long one-hopefully there will have been something in it of interest :)

Emma x

Sunday 29 March 2009


You can now buy my handmade
kitsch and vintage jewellery at DaWanda

Friday 27 March 2009

Ji Ji Kiki now available at /Ik'sentrik!

I am very excited to announce that you can now purchase Ji Ji Kiki jewellery at /Ik'sentrik, a really cool little shop in Frome, Somerset.

Selling everything from Smokin' Labbits (I want!), original artwork, Ugly Dolls and enough Studio Ghibli to keep even the most advid collector happy.

Billed as ‘Purveyors of Culture for the Misinformed and Maladjusted’, the Stony Street business has made a name for itself through it’s varied and intriguing products from urban vinyl art toys to watches to retro accessories to bath toys to jewellery to designer clocks to lava lamps to…. Well, the skies the limit.

Style is literally bursting out of the shop, run by Frome locals Ryan & Lucy Coyle who like nothing more than to track down the most interesting and aesthetically pleasing items from around the world and bring them back to the heart of the town. Others have tried to follow in the footsteps of /Ik’sentrik but you should accept no imitations. Why follow when you can play with the leader.

The shop is full of lovely goodies and unlike some anime/manga shops it is very girlie friendly with things like books, plush toys and purses.
You can visit /Ik'sentrik online at /www.iksentrik.co.uk or offline on Stony Street, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1BU.

Emma x

Thursday 12 March 2009

New website design in progress

We are currently in the throes of redesigning Ji Ji Kiki.

Without me quite knowing how, the number of products I have has grown loads since the site started in September, so we are looking at ways of making the site easier to navigate and use.
It won't be a million miles from what it is currently (we will still have my beloved polka dots and the same colour scheme) but it will just be more user friendly.

There will also be lots of lovely new items as well, including some gorgeous handmade fascinators and fantastic retro and vintage style homewares.

If you have any suggestions of things you would like to see sold on Ji Ji Kiki let me know by dropping me an email at emma@jijikiki.com

Make sure you keep up to date with everything happening at Ji Ji Kiki by signing up to our mailing list

Tuesday 10 March 2009

Polyvore competition winner

Polyvore competition winner

Thank you to everyone who entered a set to our Polyvore competition. The level of work put into them was amazing, and it was really hard to choose a winner.

However, we had to choose just one and we have chosen Pixie™ and her gorgeous "Here's much to do with hate, but more with love" set.

There is an exclusive discount code in the 'Announcements' section of our Polyvore group for everyone who entered.
We will be running more competitions in the future,
so sign up to our mailing list to be kept up to date.

Friday 13 February 2009

Polyvore competition

Find me on Polyvore

Ji Ji Kiki is running an exclusive Polyvore contest to win £30 to spend on the website!

Polyvore is a really fun (and very addictive!) web-based application that you can use to create sets of individual items. You can use items that other members have added to the site or add the clipper tool to your toolbar to add your own items from around the web.

For a chance to win all you have to do is sign up to Polyvore and join the Ji Ji Kiki group. Create a set using at least one Ji Ji Kiki item (jewellery, bath product, homewares, hair accessories...) and add them to the group.

You can also email your set or a link to your set to emma@jijikiki.com We are looking for really creative sets, so don't hold back!
Some sets created using Ji Ji Kiki items are available to view on the group profile if you need some inspiration.

Good luck! Emma x

Terms and conditions
* Your set MUST contain at least one Ji Ji Kiki item
* Open to everyone worldwide
* Winner will be contacted by email or through Polyvore and announced on Ji Ji Kiki
* Competition closes Monday 9th March 2009 and the winner will be announced on Tuesday 10th.
* Our decision is final!